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Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji

Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji

Remembering and Understanding the 2,136 Standard Japanese Characters

  • Author: Christopher Seely,Kenneth G. Henshall
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462917739
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 704
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Learn over 2,000 Japanese Kanji characters with this user-friendly Japanese language-learning book. This unique Kanji study guide provides a comprehensive introduction to all the Kanji characters on the Japanese Ministry of Education's official Joyo ("General Use") list—providing detailed notes on the historical development of each character as well as all information needed by students to read and write them. As fascinating as it is useful, this is the book every Japanese language learners keeps on his or her desk and visits over and over. This Kanji book includes: Clear, large-sized entries All of the General Use Joyo Kanji Characters Japanese readings and English meanings stroke-count stroke order usage examples mnemonic hints for easy memorization The components which make up each character are detailed and the Kanji are graded in difficulty according to Ministry of Education guidelines, allowing students to prioritize the order in which the Kanji are learned and track their progress. This book is essential to anyone who is planning to take the official Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and will appeal to beginning students as well as those who wish to attain higher-level mastery of the Japanese language. It is the only book that also provides historical and etymological information about the Japanese Kanji. This latest edition has been updated to include all of the 2,136 Kanji on the expanded Joyo list issued by the Japanese government in 2010. Many entries have been revised to include the most recent research on character etymologies.

Japanese Kanji & Kana

Japanese Kanji & Kana

(JLPT All Levels) A Complete Guide to the Japanese Writing System (2,136 Kanji and 92 Kana)

  • Author: Wolfgang Hadamitzky,Mark Spahn
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462910181
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 424
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This comprehensive book helps you learn the 92 basic Kana characters and 2,136 standard Kanji characters. Complete, compact and authoritative—this Japanese language book provides all the information needed to learn kanji and kana, including the 92 basic hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols (known collectively as Japanese Kana) and the 2,136 standard Joyo Kanji characters that every Japanese person learns in school. This new and completely revised edition reflects recent changes made to the official Joyo kanji list by the Japanese government. The kana and kanji are presented in an easy and systematic way that helps you learn them quickly and retain what you have learned and improve your mastery of the Japanese language. The ability to read Japanese and write Japanese is an essential skill for any student and will build on their previous knowledge and improve on their overall capacity to learn Japanese. A concise index allows you to look up the Kanji in three different ways (so the book also serves as a Japanese Kanji dictionary) and extra spaces are provided to allow you to practice writing Japanese. Japanese Kanji and Kana contains: All 2,136 official Joyo kanji with readings and definitions. Characters are graded by their JLPT examination levels. Up to 5 useful vocabulary compounds for each kanji. Brush and pen cursive forms as well as printed forms. 19 tables summarizing key information about the characters. Kanji look–up indexes by radicals, stroke counts and readings.

A Guide to Writing Japanese Kanji & Kana

A Guide to Writing Japanese Kanji & Kana

(JLPT Levels N5 - N3) A Self-Study Workbook for Learning Japanese Characters

  • Author: Wolfgang Hadamitzky,Mark Spahn
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780804833929
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 312
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A thorough and systematic approach to learning how to write Japanese characters. These books can be used as a stand-alone tutorial or as study guide companions to Tuttle Publishing's Guide to Japanese Kanji and Kana.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Conversational Japanese

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Conversational Japanese

  • Author: Naoya Fujita
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • ISBN: 9781615641055
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 410
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All-new audio CD lets you listen to native speakers, practice common words and phrases, and improve your pronunciation. Master the basics of Japanese! If you're faced with learning Japanese, whether for business or pleasure, you might doubt your ability to learn a language that's, well, so foreign. The alphabet, structure, and pronunciation of Japanese all make you wonder if hiring a translator would be easier. That's about to change. Packed with valuable insights into Japanese culture, the basics of Japanese grammar, and tips for practical, daily survival in Japan, this helpful guide gives students, travellers, and businesspeople alike a sure path from start to success. In it, you get: Essential background information on the Japanese language, including an introduction to its unique pronunciation and intonation. The fundamental grammar concepts necessary to understanding and being understood in Japanese. The phrases you need to introduce yourself, ask questions, invite others to activities, and more, including tips on politeness in all you say. Useful expressions for getting through Customs, finding and directing a cab, checking in at your hotel, and exchanging currency, to make the most of your trip to Japan Thorough English-Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries, including kana and kanji translations.

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries

Instruction, Administration, and Staff Productivity

  • Author: Carol Smallwood
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 144224691X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 322
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Carol Smallwood's The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries, Volume 1: Instruction, Administration, and Staff Productivity explores how Google's suite of tools, from Google Docs (now Google Drive), Google Scholar, Hangout, Forms, and others made freely available to the Internet Community can be used by libraries to expand the role of digital operations in the management of library materials, to communicate with their patrons and collaborators, to exploit the resources on the Web, and many others. The book has 29 chapters organized into sections that focus on ways that Google’s suite of tools can be applied to address problems in a specific area of library concern. The section headings are: Library Instruction for Users; Collaboration within and among libraries; Library Administration; Collection Management; and Library Productivity. In each topical area, the chapters show how librarians are taking advantage of these tools to change the way that their library works. All of this without the burden of an additional bill to pay. Through these carefully selected case studies from real libraries, you will be able to learn about the surprising and powerful potential that exists through Google tools to improve library operations.

Remembering the Kanji, Volume 1

Remembering the Kanji, Volume 1

A Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters

  • Author: James W. Heisig
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: 0824831659
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 460
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The aim of this book is to provide the student of Japanese with a simple method for correlating the writing and the meaning of Japanese characters in such a way as to make them both easy to remember. It is intended not only for the beginner, but also for the more advanced student looking for some relief from the constant frustration of how to write the kanji and some way to systematize what he or she already knows. The author begins with writing because--contrary to first impressions--it is in fact the simpler of the two. He abandons the traditional method of ordering the kanji according to their frequency of use and organizes them according to their component parts or "primitive elements." Assigning each of these parts a distinct meaning with its own distinct image, the student is led to harness the powers of "imaginative memory" to learn the various combinations that result. In addition, each kanji is given its own key word to represent the meaning, or one of the principal meanings, of that character. These key words provide the setting for a particular kanji's "story," whose protagonists are the primitive elements. In this way, students are able to complete in a few short months a task that would otherwise take years. Armed with the same skills as Chinese or Korean students, who know the meaning and writing of the kanji but not their pronunciation in Japanese, they are now in a much better position to learn to read (which is treated in a separate volume). For further information and a sample of the contents, visit http: ///www.nanzan-u.ac.jp/SHUBUNKEN/publications/miscPublications/Remembering_the_Kanji_l.htm.

Remembering the Kanji

Remembering the Kanji

A systematic guide to reading theJapanese characters

  • Author: James W. Heisig
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780824836696
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 405
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This book focuses on the pronunciation and reading of the Kanji presented in Remembering the Kanji V. 1. The Kanji in this volume are organized into groups based on the building blocks of the characters to facilitate their study.

The Complete Guide to the NEXTSTEPTM User Environment

The Complete Guide to the NEXTSTEPTM User Environment

  • Author: Michael B. Shebanek
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780387979564
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 383
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This book is about the advanced, object-oriented NEXTSTEpTM user envi ronment for NeXT and Intel-based computers. It is intended for those who already own a computer running NEXTSTEP and want to quickly learn what it can do and how to get the most out of it with the least effort. It's also for those who are considering the purchase of NEXTSTEP but want to learn more about how it works before making an investment. Why a book on NEXTSTEP? When I set out to learn how to use NEXT STEP several years ago, I found it extremely difficult to find information from the usual sources, such as books, magazines, user groups, and autho rized dealers. NEXTSTEP users were scarce and finding a computer store that sold NeXT-related products was even more rare. There were also only a handful of NeXT user groups in existence and those that did exist met so far away that joining one of them was impractical. The manuals I received from NeXT were helpful, but I had the feeling there must be something more to it than what was written in the User's Reference. It didn't describe many of the shortcuts that experienced users had found or the public domain and shareware utilities that were popular and how I could use them to make my work even easier and more fun.

Wrapping with Fabric

Wrapping with Fabric

Your Complete Guide to Furoshiki-The Japanese Art of Wrapping

  • Author: Etsuko Yamada
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462916120
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 112
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Wrap anything from a wine bottle to a yoga mat with this practical Japanese fabric-wrapping book. Long before today's eco-friendly philosophy of "reduce, reuse, recycle" entered America's collective consciousness, furoshiki—the Japanese method of wrapping things with fabric—flourished as a time-honored and practical art form. In Wrapping With Fabric, Etsuko Yamada—born into a long-line of furoshiki makers in Kyoto—explains the "one cloth, many uses" ideology behind the craft, the etiquette of color and the craft's fascinating history. From there, she shares the myriad ways in which a few basic techniques can transform a simple square of cloth into an elegant wrapper. Use your folded fabrics to: Gift-wrap anything from books to flowers Bundle up a picnic Tote items around Use as a handbag or backpack Make into a pillow covering Create decorative coverings for vases, tissue boxes, and more A quiet reminder that opportunities for artistry are everywhere around you, Wrapping With Fabric is the craft book that makes it easy to bring a touch of grace and ingenuity to everyday life—and help preserve the environment, too.

Kanji No Satori

Kanji No Satori

A Comprehensive Guide to Unlocking the Secrets of the Chinese Writing Characters, As Used in the Japanese Language

  • Author: Steve Thenell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780997222302
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Many students of Japanese find learning kanji to be the hardest part of mastering the language. Not just the characters themselves, but also how they are used, seems quite complicated and mysterious.This book is designed to clear up that mystery, giving the kanji learner insight into what is really going on with the characters, and most importantly, building a solid foundation for learning, that makes mastering thousands of characters not seem like an impossible task.The book thoroughly covers the way that the characters were created, and also how they are used in the writing of the Japanese language, and is a great asset to any student of Japanese.